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It is important to understand public policies and how they are implemented to resolve a problem. Compare and contrast distributive, redistributive, regulatory, and morality policies. How does each benefit the public? Explain your answer.

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Public policies have been viewed as being heavily politically informed. When thinking about how public policies are implemented to solve a problem, it is important to keep the process of policy formation in mind.

-A policy is researched and initiated
-It is presented to the governing body that would defend or disapprove it. This can become a very complicated process which may entail revision after revision in consultation with industry experts/consultants
-After it is approved, then implementation begins. Policy implementation is the part of the policy process where the ideas presented are translated into actions that can produce measurable outcomes related to the policy goals (Mr. Glenn McRae, PhD; unpublished).

After the policy formation and implementation begins, it is helpful to think about the following questions:

-Why is it so difficult to get things done (with regard to policy implementation)?
-What are the different tools and instruments that can be used to achieve policy goals?
-How can public managers (the individuals responsible for policy implementation) be more effective in carrying out policy decisions?
(Mr. Glenn McRae, PhD; unpublished).

Public policy implementation includes public ...

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This solution will provide the student with explanations on distributive, redistributive, regulatory, and morality policies. It will also provide a guide for explaining how these policies benefit the public.

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